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Red Cross Northeast MA Elects New Board Officers & Previews Disaster Response

At the recent Board Retreat of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, (which was held at the Misselwood Center on Endicott College), the Board of Directors newly elected Judy Curran, AVP & Trust Operations Officer, Danversbank; James Modugno, Senior Quality Manager, Varian as Chair of the Financial Development Committee, and John Lyman, Teacher, Amesbury School District. In addition to these new members, the chapter’s 2010-2011 full Board of Directors is detailed below.

2010-2011 Executive Committee of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts:

Chair: Rich Weissman, Director of Center for Leadership, Endicott College

Vice Chair: Carol Flaherty, Beverly Hospital

Treasurer: Sarah Willwerth-Dyer, Partner, Anthony & Dodge, PC

Secretary: Chris Moran, Senior Vice President, Investments, Merrill Lynch


Terri Becker, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital-Boston

Maryjon Brett, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Operations, First National Bank of Ipswich

Dawn Marie Corneau, President, Corneau Wealth Management

Alex Dichner, CEO, R&L Associates

Willis Gray, Owner, Highland March Executive Office Suites

Steve Loeper, President, Structured Solutions

Rudy Macchi, Principal, G. Everett Mahony Insurance Agency

Alan Temkin, Senior Account Executive, Temkin Financial Group

Joe Tragert, Director, Marketing Development, EBSCO Publishing

David Olson, Salem Evening News

Paula Prifti Weafer, Parent Giving Officer, Babson College

Furthermore, at last month’s Board of Directors’ Retreat, Cindy Quinn, Disaster & Emergency Services Director of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, presented powerful statistics of the disaster incidents during fiscal year 2010. Reviewing this last fiscal year, members of the Disaster Action Team assisted nearly 130 clients by responding to 20 incidents with a high incident count during first quarter 2010. Specifically, the DAT team helped residents on March 15th cope with and recover from the impact of devastating flooding caused by unusually heavy rain. Also noteworthy, more than 20 trained Disaster Action Team volunteers responded on the 4th of July (and during the month since) to residents severely affected by the 5-alarm fire at 5 Mill Street in Beverly. In each incident, the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts was on the scene, offering lending hands to those affected.